Weather Alert


Some showers of rain, snow, sleet and freezing rain will develop late this afternoon and this evening as warmer air works into the Northeast.  Pockets of slick travel could develop, especially across the North Country.


Weather Alert Radar

Channel 6 News - Search Results

The following is an archived video story. The text content of that video story is available below for reference. The original video has been deleted and is no longer available.

NY to close 4 institutions for the disabled

ALBANY (AP) -- New York officials say four state institutions that provide care for the disabled will be closed over the next four years in the ongoing shift to group homes and community settings.
The Office for People With Developmental Disabilities is responsible for about 126,000 New Yorkers with developmental disabilities. It says the O.D. Heck Developmental Center in suburban Schenectady is slated to shut by March 31, 2015.
That will be followed by the Brooklyn Developmental Center by Dec. 31, 2015; Broome Developmental Center in Binghamton by March 31, 2016; and the Fineson Developmental Center in Queens a year later.
The agency says Friday it has closed 14 of its 20 institutions over the past 25 years. That's reduced the number of residents from nearly 27,000 to fewer than 1,000.

   AP-WF-07-26-13 1905GMT
Advertise with us!
Advertise with us!